Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 7:00 PM
A Cappella Books on Zoom
A Cappella Books proudly presents an exclusive virtual event with one of the most trailblazing and tenacious women in music, two-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter, Rickie Lee Jones.
Jones will join Atlanta Intown and Reporter Newspapers' digital editor and music journalist Chad Radford for a Zoom discussion of her highly-anticipated memoir, “Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour.” The conversation will be followed by an online Q&A session with our guests.
Pre-order a signed edition of “Last Chance Texaco,” which features a bookplate signed by the author, via the purchase button below to obtain your private invitation link. Please be sure to include your current email address at checkout. Access codes will arrive via email from A Cappella Books a day ahead of the program.
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About the Book
“Last Chance Texaco” is the first ever no-holds-barred account of the life of two-time Grammy Award-winner Rickie Lee Jones in her own words. It is a tale of desperate chances and impossible triumphs, an adventure story of a girl who beat the odds and grew up to become one of the most legendary artists of her time, turning adversity and hopelessness into timeless music.
With candor and lyricism, the “Duchess of Coolsville” (Time) takes us on a singular journey through her nomadic childhood, to her years as a teenage runaway, through her legendary love affair with Tom Waits and ultimately her longevity as the hardest working woman in rock and roll. Rickie Lee’s stories are rich with the infamous characters of her early songs — “Weasel and the White Boys Cool,” “Danny’s All-Star Joint,” and “Easy Money” — but long before her notoriety in show business, there was a vaudevillian cast of hitchhikers, bank robbers, jail breaks, drug mules, a pimp with a heart of gold and tales of her fabled ancestors.
In this electrifying and intimate memoir are never-before-told stories of the girl in the raspberry beret, a singer-songwriter whose music defied categorization and inspired American pop culture for decades.
About the Author
Rickie Lee Jones has released seventeen albums, most recently ”The Other Side of Desire (2015).” She lives in New Orleans.